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Old 27th April 2008   #1
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Question Newts live together?

Has anyone attempted or no if any newt species; Middle Eastern, Cynops, Alpine, Redspotted, or Paddletail newts would be able to co-exist with each other in a big 55 gallon terrarium that is half water and half land? If so, what types? How much water, how much land? Any other help you can give about this would be appreciated. Thanks!



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The short answer is no. It's not advised to mix species. Here are a couple of reasons why: Middle eastern species are fairly shy, sensitive, and relatively hard to come by. Cynops are small and make great snack food to larger species. Red spotted (or eastern) newts are highly toxic. Paddletail newts are extremely aggressive and will attempt to eat anything that is smaller.

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Alright thanks for your help.



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None of those species need much land. Any one of them would be fine in a 55-gallon tank that is mostly aquatic. I'm a member of the one-species-per-tank club.



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